Strength and resilience go hand-in-hand. So, what do nine Australian women have to say about resilience and what is their go-to advice for maintaining it?
Read on to find out!
“I feel that it’s so important for people to be resilient as it is needed to process and overcome hardship. Resilient people tap into their individual strengths and their surrounding support systems to overcome challenges. This is in comparison to those who use unhealthy coping mechanisms to get through their struggles.”
“I always practice gratitude and always try to really focus on the things that are going right for me. Paying attention to those things and knowing that tough times don’t last, breeds resilience. To achieve resilience, it’s important to establish goals and make sure you have a social network of strong women around you that genuinely want to see you do well.”
“When it comes to resilience, I always refer back to my favourite quote.
”‘You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not be reduced by them’ – Maya Angelou
My advice on resilience is firstly making sure you get enough sleep. Sleep is so underrated but absolutely crucial, as you can’t be the best version of you with no sleep. Reframe the way you think and make sure you view the world with a ‘cup half full’ perspective. This can change what you put out to others and also set you up for success. Believe in the power of positive thinking. You can change the narrative through positive self-talk. Lastly, learn from your mistakes, as setbacks are only temporary and after all that’s how you learn and grow.”
“Be true to you. Don’t worry about what others think. If it feels right in your gut then back yourself 100%.”
Resilience is hard! Life throws so much at you to cope with on a daily basis, but then when things go wrong it can send you to breaking point.
As a mother, it’s important to keep your cool. I think I’ve learned to take deep breaths and stay positive. So my advice for maintaining resilience is doing deep breathing exercises and focusing on the positives in my life at that moment.
Breathing is a scientifically proven method of calming the mind. Our brains hit flight or flight mode when in hard times. To bring ourselves back to a place of calm, breathing is key! Positivity is something I’ve come to learn the importance of when going through IVF. Things could go wrong or things might work out. For me, focusing on the positives has made a drastic change in how I cope with hard things.”
In my industry, I’ve received a million ‘no’s’, which can be really heartbreaking and honestly, it shakes your confidence. I really believe in turning these ‘no’s’ and perceived failures into opportunities for something even better to come along!”
“In my industry, I’ve received a million ‘no’s’, which can be really heartbreaking and honestly, it shakes your confidence. I really believe in turning these ‘no’s’ and perceived failures into opportunities for something even better to come along!”